Plumbing is an important part and process of any renovation works. This is more so if you are planning to do this before moving or and could be a lot more daunting if you need some plumbing works done a few years after living in your space due to leaks or damages. Plumbing works are those that require experts and professionals who can give you the best advice.
Various Piping problems
Depending on the developer of the property, you could either have excellent piping or very shoddy ones. Some developers have been known to produce property with very bad piping where leaks through the walls or floor happen after a few years. A lot of properties found in places like Lestari Puchong and Bukit Beruntung were in this category.
It will be a very depressing if that happens to you because it means you will need to basically re-route the entire piping system or change the pipes altogether. However, if your home has no major problems with the piping system, it is still highly recommended that you have them checked every 5 years.
Types of plumbing works needed
There are several types of plumbing works that you will consider. The most major type would be the ones that you do before moving in. This is the best time to check and replace the pipes if you feel that they are not good enough. Use good and strong steel pipes because they can last for many years.
Another type of plumbing works that you need is for maintenance. This is where you need to engage a qualified plumber to check the system every 5 years and see if there are any blockages or leakages and where replacement would be necessary.
If you experience problems with the water flow in your home, then you need to carry out some minor repairs. The plumber will be able to advice you accordingly. However, you must be careful not to be cheated by plumbers who tell you to replace too many parts because it will mean breaking walls and fixtures to facilitate repairs. You carry this out only if it is absolutely necessary. Always obtain a second opinion before deciding.
Plumbing is a highly specialized service and you will need to find a qualified person if you face problems with the water flow. A handyman might be able to make recommendations but they might not have the technical skills to repair faulty pipes or replace the piping system for you.